First published in 1997, this book contains contributions on policy aspects of networks from a multidisciplinary perspective, including economics, geography and transport science. Both material and immaterial networks are examined. Policy aspects refer mainly to interventions of the public sector in networks. In addition, the book examines the policies of other actors in shaping networks and the territorial effects of networks as a whole.
Table of Contents
1. Policy Aspects of Networks, an Introduction. Piet Rietveld. Part A. Advanced Telecommunication Networks. 2. Telecommunication Network Externalities and Regional Development: Policy Implications. Roberta Capello. 3. Policy Support Strategies for the Adoption of Information and Communications Technology. Heli Koski and Peter Nijkamp. 4. Innovative Policies on Information and Communication Technology in Service Networks. Manon van Beek, Pascal van de Loo and Peter Nijkamp. Part B. Knowledge and Information Networks. 5. Territories and Networks in Europe: in Search of a Spatial Order. Gunnar Törnqvist. 6. Universities in International Networks. Kerstin Cederlund. 7. Policies to Create Innovative Networks. Dirk-Jan F. Kamann. 8. Social Networks and GIS Diffusion in Greece: Disciplinary Heterogeneity and Constructed Advantage within the Greek GIS Community. Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos. Part C. Interconnectivity of Networks. 9. Policy Aspects of Interconnectivity in Networks. Piet Rietveld. 10. From Networks to Regional Development: Representations of Italian Regional Disparities. Peter Bibby and Cristina Capineri. 11. The Various Agents’ Roles in Interconnection Processes: the Study of Several Public Transport Networks. Pierre Zembri. Part D. Modelling Networks. 12. A Sensitivity Analysis of Transportation Modes Market Shares on a Multimodal Network: the Case of Dry Bulk Transports Between Benelux, Germany and Spain. Laurent Demilie, Bart Jourquin and Michel Beuthe. 13. Spatial Scenarios for the Interregional Exchange of Goods in the Single European Market. Lóránt A. Tavasszy. 14. Network Markets and Network Evolution. Roberto Roson. 15. Analysis of Complex Networks: an Overview of Methodologies and a Neural Network Application to Intermodal Transport in Italy. Peter Nijkamp, Aura Reggiani and Tommaso Tritapepe. Part E. Deregulation Policies and Their Effects on Networks. 16. Regulatory Reform, Networks and Economic Efficiency in Industrialized Countries. Kenneth Button. 17. Economic and Environmental Effects of Airline Deregulation. Youdi Schipper and Piet Rieitveld. 18. Networks in Transport and Communications: a Policy Approach. Cristina Capineri.
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